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Old 01-23-2011, 10:38 PM   #1
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Anyone have any opinions on this gun or this caliber? A friend of mine just told me he wanted to sell it for $450 with reloading dies and brass. I know nothing about this gun, I have never heard of a redhawk or the 480.

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Old 01-24-2011, 12:05 AM   #2
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Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan .480 Ruger

.480 Ruger & Ruger's Super Redhawk - Page Two

Ruger Super Redhawk 480 Ruger [Super Redhawk] - $963.00 : Hog Valley Products, Not just for men

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I don't know anything about the .480. However, any Redhawk in decent shape is worth at least $450.

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depends on what size bullet .480 or whatever it actually uses for reloading. how available are the bullets for reloading?? if you plan on hunting with it then bullet selection is a biggee. does it cause a lot of lead fouling if you use non-jacketed bullets??

oddball bullets are ok long as you can get its ammo at a decent price and a selection that works for your needs.

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.480 Ruger is a download of .475 Linebaugh, believe it takes a .475 caliber bullet. Not a slouch of a round. I personally do not care for the Super Redhawk, I think it's overly clunky and heavy. If they'd chamber it in the .460 & .500 S&W, then ok, but otherwise I don't want to carry one.

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However, it is built like a tank and can take anything you put through it. It may not be handsome, but it flat out works.

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I was actually asking more for knowledge to help the guy sell it. But now that I have researched some more, I am getting pretty interested in it. I want a good wheel gun and was looking at a Smith 44, but this gun is nearly half the price and I could load it down or load it up. The guy that owns it took meticulous care of it, but he is selling it to pay for part of his 460. He loaded it for years and used unjacked for range use and jacketed HP's for pig hunting. He told me he would give me the recipes. In my mind if I bought it, I probably wouldn't shoot it enough to reload a lot and would just buy off the shelf. I haven't seen it, but from what I read CA357 is right, it's built like a tank. The 475 Linebaugh is an awesome round and the 480 is its slightly retarded brother.

Make no bones about it, the 480 is another one of those answers to a question that was never answered. Kind of like the 357 sig.

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I think the reason for the .480 Ruger is that Ruger didn't feel comfortable stuffing a full-house .475 Linebaugh in any of their production revolvers. Guess they feel the same way about the big Smith rounds in the SRH.

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I've seen a couple of pics where very large bear were killed with the .480 Ruger so it sort of fulfills the question of a need, somewhat like what do I carry to protect myself? In areas of very large bear and I'm out for a little stroll for health and well being when carrying a rifle would be uncomfortable. Even though to my thinking I believe carrying a large caliber rifle would be more prudent. As to being "overly clunky and heavy",not for the job it can do. Actually it's probably not that much different to carry than my 7 1/2" Redhawk and I'm a rather skinny 5' 11".

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